24 May 2013 PCC welcomes community opinion Tim Passmore, Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) thanked representatives from community groups, businesses and other partners for their involvement in his recent round of district panel meetings to discuss his plans for policing. Meetings were held in each of the seven districts of the county and gave invited guests the opportunity to meet Tim and talk openly about issues that matter to the people in their area or the county as a whole. Members of the public were invited to listen to the meeting and ask questions. One-to-one public surgeries were also available following the meetings. Tim said “It was interesting to hear the range of issue across the county and I was grateful for suggestions on how to improve policing. This was the first in a series of meetings and I look forward to the next round of public meetings in the Autumn”. There were a number of points that came up, which included: Concerns about road safety, speeding, road closures and parking A wish to continue the focus on rural crime issues Comments about work in schools and engagement with young people Concerns about shoplifting Issues relating to street drinking, alcohol and licensing Support for drug offences being tackled as a priority Partnership work to support problem families The need to raise the profile of the national 101 number Concerns about resourcing in respect of police officer deployment and attendance at local meetings Comment that more should be done to work with public and voluntary sectors. Access the minutes and presentation slides.